Why We Need Black History Month

Every year when February 1st rolls around and people remember that it’s Black History Month, people start to question why it exists. In the same breath, some people start to wonder aloud why there is no White History Month. In a society that is incrementally moving toward an equal footing for all, why are we singling out black people for special consideration? The short answer doesn’t exist, and the real

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What if People Cared As Much About Politics as They Do Sports?

Every year when football season kicks off, the foaming at the mouth and the gentle sighing begins. People get their new jerseys, they put on their war paint, and the head to the stadium to howl themselves hoarse, because that local sports team really has a chance to go all the way this year. The sighs come from the non sports fans on social media, as they shake their heads

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Circle Jerking in a Social Media Filter Bubble

The social web is kind of a mess. Whether it’s a regimented space like Facebook, or a more laissez faire environment like Reddit, people post a lot of garbage. From baseless information, bad statistics, and fear mongering news articles, to outright racist diatribes. And two big concept are at fault: circle jerking and the filter bubble. Circle Jerk: “When a bunch of blowhards – usually politicians – get together for

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